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Key Dems criticize HHS reshuffling of public health fund

Under plan money would be used to increase the physician workforce instead of disease prevention.

Homeland Security officials weigh more UAV border patrols

A long-standing obstacle to deploying more aerial drones in U.S. civilian airspace has been getting approval from the FAA.

Senate eyes FAA, collective bargaining bills

The chamber's schedule through July 4 remains in flux.

White House makes case for authority to perform spending surgery

Lawmakers raise concerns about bill that would provide the president with expedited budget rescission authority.

House Democrats looking to expedite work on supplemental

Sending the bill to the floor without a markup is a likely scenario for speeding along the war funding.

Air Force calls up plan to save millions

Service will heed the advice of an employee and change its cell phone strategy.

OMB makes pitch to senior executives on performance management

Key agency official urges top career leaders to focus on goals, data-driven improvement efforts.

Agencies must justify non-competitive contracts

Final rule mandates that officials post documents explaining lack of competition.

Gates: Defense needs supplemental by July 4

Pentagon chief says military would have to begin curtailing defense operations if Congress does not pass bill by deadline.

From Nextgov.com: VA faces flood of new claims and charges of a ‘hostile’ work environment

Tests of new work processes show ways the department can manage a double-digit increase in claims it expects to receive in the next two years.

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